I'm trying to make a furniture decision, and could use some advice. I need a small table and four chairs for my kitchen, and I currently have four greige HM Eames sidechair shells that need bases.
And I was planning on putting maple dowel bases on them.
But, the local shop recently received a Paul McCobb Planner Group dining set with this table (it has two small leaves)
and four of these chairs (essentially everything you see in this photo)
Here is the dilemma:
The set has been stripped and needs sanding and finishing (not that big of a deal). The shop owner is so nice that he offered to sell me just the table, or take back the Eames shells for what I paid and give me credit toward the whole set. If I did that, the whole set would cost what I would have paid for just the Eames shells and four bases (not counting any refinishing costs). So, should I keep the Eames shells, put them on maple dowel bases, and purchase just the table, or return the shells and buy the whole set? I think the Eames shells on maple dowel bases would look great with the table, but the whole set seems very appealing. I love the design of the McCobb chairs, especially the leg end visible through the seat of the chair: